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The Tampa Tribune
After Hillsborough nonprofit loses millions in state funding, former executive keeps getting paidboth years. Maziarz said she “fully intended to move on” after Hillsborough Ki
After Hillsborough nonprofit loses millions in state funding, former executive keeps getting paid
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 hours ago
both years. Maziarz said she “fully intended to move on” after Hillsborough Kids lost the foster care contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families. She said she remained on staff from June to October 2012 to help transition case... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Enterprise Florida cuts supported by committeerecommended by David Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Accen
Enterprise Florida cuts supported by committee
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 3 hours ago
recommended by David Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Accenture who also served as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families under Scott. Wilkins has described Enterprise Florida, with 90 employees and a... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Daytona Beach woman beat kids with electrical cord, belt, police saysaid the wounds were the result of a beating with the cord to a vacuum. A seco
Daytona Beach woman beat kids with electrical cord, belt, police say
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted yesterday
said the wounds were the result of a beating with the cord to a vacuum. A second child told police Clark-Robinson beat him with a belt leaving obvious marks. The Florida Department of Children and Families was called to assist wit... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
5 things to now for Thursday, June 30closed due to the presence of blue algae. DAYCARE INVESTIGATION A Cape Coral
5 things to now for Thursday, June 30
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
closed due to the presence of blue algae. DAYCARE INVESTIGATION A Cape Coral is at the center of an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. A 7-year-old Autistic boy was found crying, laying on the floor when his... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
DCF investigating Cape daycare's alleged abuseA Cape Coral is at the center of an investigation by the Florida Department of
DCF investigating Cape daycare's alleged abuse
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted yesterday
A Cape Coral is at the center of an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. A 7-year-old Autistic boy was found crying, laying on the floor when his grandmother picked him up from Creative Kidz Academy. Later, she noticed... Read more
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First Coast News
Mental health center shutting down child welfare program due to budget cutsimpacted by these budget cuts. Family Supports Services of North Florida is a
Mental health center shutting down child welfare program due to budget cuts
First Coast News / Posted yesterday
impacted by these budget cuts. Family Supports Services of North Florida is a non-profit organization contracted by the Florida Department of Children and Families and the state. FFS funds MHRC and has made the decision to cut their budget.... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
State law change tosses criminal exemptions for some child care workersrules, those who are currently working under now-ineligible exemptions will no
State law change tosses criminal exemptions for some child care workers
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted yesterday
rules, those who are currently working under now-ineligible exemptions will no longer be able to work with children. The Florida Department of Children and Families said exemptions are rare. The agency said it has received 3,288 exemption... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Enterprise Florida leaders consider adopting recommendations to cut millions from budgetfunds, but the majority of its budget — $23.5 million — now comes from public m
Enterprise Florida leaders consider adopting recommendations to cut millions from budget
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
funds, but the majority of its budget — $23.5 million — now comes from public money. The review was performed by former Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins, who also found the agency could save $775,000 by closing... Read more
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Miami New Times
State Regulators Do Nothing to Sanction Bad Copstreatment from state regulators. Tony Richardson last year earned $32,000 as a
State Regulators Do Nothing to Sanction Bad Cops
Miami New Times / Posted 2 days ago
treatment from state regulators. Tony Richardson last year earned $32,000 as an institutional security specialist for the Florida Department of Children and Families. He was hired by the state in 1998 when he was 27 years old, and in the... Read more
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WPBF Palm Beach
Fugitive arrested for role in largest food stamp trafficking scheme in U.S. history, feds sayis a federally funded national program that helps alleviate hunger among low-in
Fugitive arrested for role in largest food stamp trafficking scheme in U.S. history, feds say
WPBF Palm Beach / Posted 2 days ago
is a federally funded national program that helps alleviate hunger among low-income families. It is administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families. A person who is eligible to receive SNAP benefits uses an EBT card to buy food... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in hot carbut that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in hot car
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 2 days ago
but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88 degrees, according to Accuweather. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified and will be investigating further, according to spokesman John... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 3 days ago
but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88 degrees, according to Accuweather. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified and will be investigating further, according to spokesman John... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...
Dayton Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88 degrees, according to Accuweather. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified and will be investigating further, according to spokesman John... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88 degrees, according to Accuweather. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified and will be investigating further, according to spokesman John... Read more
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ajc.com
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...
ajc.com / Posted 3 days ago
but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88 degrees, according to Accuweather. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified and will be investigating further, according to spokesman John... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88
Woman goes on Facebook rant after arrest for leaving son in...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
but that the latter was blowing warm air on a day that ended with a high of 88 degrees, according to Accuweather. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified and will be investigating further, according to spokesman John... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Woman who killed, buried toddler in shallow grave pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murderto revive Tariji, the mother wrapped the child in a blanket/comforter and place
Woman who killed, buried toddler in shallow grave pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 3 days ago
to revive Tariji, the mother wrapped the child in a blanket/comforter and placed her in a chair in one of the bedrooms,” a Florida Department of Children and Families report said. “The mother stated she did not attempt to contact Emergency Medical... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Child welfare worker arrested in Rachel Fryer casethe child simply stopped breathing. Irizarry was a caseworker for Children's H
Child welfare worker arrested in Rachel Fryer case
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
the child simply stopped breathing. Irizarry was a caseworker for Children's Home Society, a non-profit contractor for the Florida Department of Children and Families. It was his job to check on the safety of children who had been victimized by... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Dad, girlfriend accused of killing 2-old Za'Myainjured about a month before she died, the girl said, "Donte hit me." She didn'
Dad, girlfriend accused of killing 2-old Za'Mya
Local 10 Miami / Posted 6 days ago
injured about a month before she died, the girl said, "Donte hit me." She didn't report the injuries to authorities. The Florida Department of Children and Families didn't have a record on Za'Mya's alleged abuse. CONFLICTING STATEMENTS McCray... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Keep children safe from drowning dangersare in danger. For more tips on child safety during the summer months, includi
Keep children safe from drowning dangers
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
are in danger. For more tips on child safety during the summer months, including video public service announcements, please visit: www.myflfamilies.com/summersafety. Northeast regional managing director, Florida Department of Children and Fami... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Officers involved in shooting on administrative dutytransported to a local hospital. Both have since been treated and released fro
Officers involved in shooting on administrative duty
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 9 days ago
transported to a local hospital. Both have since been treated and released from the hospital, according to police. The Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation. Natalie Harrell, SunCoast Region... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man charged with killing infant sonOffice was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Bielec.The Sheriff’s Office sai
Man charged with killing infant son
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Bielec.The Sheriff’s Office said it has been working closely with the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Child Protective Investigations Unit and will continue to work with the State... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Shooter in attempted murder-suicide was ex-undercover copand lost an eye. She said Herriott is a mother of three children who worked in
Shooter in attempted murder-suicide was ex-undercover cop
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 11 days ago
and lost an eye. She said Herriott is a mother of three children who worked in the foster care office contracted by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Accused shooter has violent history In the two decades he has lived in... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Community pays tribute to one of its ownto show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to in
Community pays tribute to one of its own
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 11 days ago
to show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to investigate the shootings. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation. "The child remains in our custody... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Florida Parents Charged After Toddler Dies From Eating Morphineto sleep after splitting the other pill. Morgan woke up the next morning, disco
Florida Parents Charged After Toddler Dies From Eating Morphine
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 12 days ago
to sleep after splitting the other pill. Morgan woke up the next morning, discovered the child dead and called 911. The Florida Department of Children and Families has taken custody of the couple's two other children. Howard is being held on... Read more
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Daily Mail
Parents charged after 23-old dies after 'eating morphine pill'the child dead and called 911. Toxicologists found morphine in the child's syst
Parents charged after 23-old dies after 'eating morphine pill'
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
the child dead and called 911. Toxicologists found morphine in the child's system, according to the arrest report. The Florida Department of Children and Families took custody of Bradley's two brothers. An autopsy is being performed on the dead... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Woman shot leaving work by fiancé still in critical conditionand lost an eye. She said Herriott is a mother of three children who worked in
Woman shot leaving work by fiancé still in critical condition
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 13 days ago
and lost an eye. She said Herriott is a mother of three children who worked in the foster care office contracted by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Detectives were interviewing witnesses and trying to obtain surveillance... Read more
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NBC Miami
Parents Charged After Toddler Dies From Eating Morphinesay the couple smoked marijuana, drank alcohol and went to sleep. Morgan woke u
Parents Charged After Toddler Dies From Eating Morphine
NBC Miami / Posted 13 days ago
say the couple smoked marijuana, drank alcohol and went to sleep. Morgan woke up the next morning, discovered the child dead and called 911. The Florida Department of Children and Families has taken custody of the couple's two othe... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Parents charged after toddler dies from eating morphinemarijuana, drank alcohol and went to sleep. Morgan woke up the next morning, di
Parents charged after toddler dies from eating morphine
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
marijuana, drank alcohol and went to sleep. Morgan woke up the next morning, discovered the child dead and called 911. The Florida Department of Children and Families has taken custody of the couple's two other children. Information from: The... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Florida parents charged after toddler dies from eating morphinemarijuana, drank alcohol and went to sleep. Morgan woke up the next morning, di
Florida parents charged after toddler dies from eating morphine
Naples Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
marijuana, drank alcohol and went to sleep. Morgan woke up the next morning, discovered the child dead and called 911. The Florida Department of Children and Families has taken custody of the couple's two other children. Information from: The... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Starke parents arrested after 2-old son dies from eating morphinethem with preliminary toxicology results showing morphine in the child’s system
Starke parents arrested after 2-old son dies from eating morphine
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
them with preliminary toxicology results showing morphine in the child’s system, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The Florida Department of Children and Families took custody of the couple’s two other children as the autopsy and full... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Parents arrested after morphine found in dead toddler's systemand drank some alcohol prior to going to bed that night. Thomas Howard, 34, an
Parents arrested after morphine found in dead toddler's system
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 13 days ago
and drank some alcohol prior to going to bed that night. Thomas Howard, 34, and Christian Morgan, 26, were arrested,the Florida Department of Children and Families took custody of their other two children. Howard was ordered held on $350,000... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Woman shot leaving work had restraining order against ex-fiancésurgery and lost an eye. She said her sister is a mother of three children who
Woman shot leaving work had restraining order against ex-fiancé
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 14 days ago
surgery and lost an eye. She said her sister is a mother of three children who worked in the foster care office at the Florida Department of Children and Families. Detectives were interviewing witnesses and trying to obtain surveillance... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Community pays tribute to one of its ownto show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to in
Community pays tribute to one of its own
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 14 days ago
to show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to investigate the shootings. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation. "The child remains in our custody... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Community pays tribute to one of its ownto show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to in
Community pays tribute to one of its own
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 14 days ago
to show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to investigate the shootings. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation. "The child remains in our custody... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
Community pays tribute to one of its ownto show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to in
Community pays tribute to one of its own
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 14 days ago
to show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to investigate the shootings. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation. "The child remains in our custody... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Community pays tribute to one of its ownto show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to in
Community pays tribute to one of its own
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 14 days ago
to show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to investigate the shootings. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation. "The child remains in our custody... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
Community pays tribute to one of its ownto show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to in
Community pays tribute to one of its own
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 14 days ago
to show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to investigate the shootings. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation. "The child remains in our custody... Read more
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WPBF Palm Beach
Gov. Rick Scott: FDLE set aside over $500,000 for law enforcement affected by Orlando massacreto re-purpose existing funds to help cover operational overtime costs in respon
Gov. Rick Scott: FDLE set aside over $500,000 for law enforcement affected by Orlando massacre
WPBF Palm Beach / Posted 14 days ago
to re-purpose existing funds to help cover operational overtime costs in response to Orlando’s domestic terror attack. Florida Department of Children and Families: Helping families with crisis counseling The Department of Children and Families... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Community pays tribute to one of its ownto show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to in
Community pays tribute to one of its own
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 14 days ago
to show my respect," Townes said. As of Thursday, police were continuing to investigate the shootings. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Children and Families has opened a child protection investigation. "The child remains in our custody... Read more
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First Coast News
UPDATE: State's response to Orlando mass shooting full textSheriff Department to re-purpose existing funds to help cover operational overt
UPDATE: State's response to Orlando mass shooting full text
First Coast News / Posted 14 days ago
Sheriff Department to re-purpose existing funds to help cover operational overtime costs in response to terror attack. Florida Department of Children and Families Yesterday, DCF assisted six families affected by the attack by connecting them... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
City marks Refugee Day as some note struggle to get here, others become citizensand hopes to become a lab technician. The city becomes home to about 800 to 1,
City marks Refugee Day as some note struggle to get here, others become citizens
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
and hopes to become a lab technician. The city becomes home to about 800 to 1,000 new refugees every year through the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Refugee Services program, which is completely funded by the federal... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Woman arrested after several injured in wreck near S.R. 207 and Holmesages 1 and 3, were treated at the scene by St. Johns County Fire Rescue personn
Woman arrested after several injured in wreck near S.R. 207 and Holmes
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 16 days ago
ages 1 and 3, were treated at the scene by St. Johns County Fire Rescue personnel and then turned over to a relative by Florida Department of Children and Families. Preston was taken to Flagler Hospital where she was treated and released and... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Cape shootings: DCF called to home last yearThe Florida Department of Children and Families opened an investigation into th
Cape shootings: DCF called to home last year
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 20 days ago
The Florida Department of Children and Families opened an investigation into the gunman and his family months before the tragic events that unfolded on Sunday and left two dead, plus the shooter. Natalie Harrell, SunCoast Region communications... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Cape shootings: DCF called to home last yearThe Florida Department of Children and Families opened an investigation into th
Cape shootings: DCF called to home last year
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
The Florida Department of Children and Families opened an investigation into the gunman and his family months before the tragic events that unfolded on Sunday and left two dead, plus the shooter. Natalie Harrell, SunCoast Region communications... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Cape shootings: DCF called to home last yearThe Florida Department of Children and Families opened an investigation into th
Cape shootings: DCF called to home last year
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 20 days ago
The Florida Department of Children and Families opened an investigation into the gunman and his family months before the tragic events that unfolded on Sunday and left two dead, plus the shooter. Natalie Harrell, SunCoast Region communications... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
Cape shootings: DCF called to home last yearThe Florida Department of Children and Families opened an investigation into th
Cape shootings: DCF called to home last year
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 20 days ago
The Florida Department of Children and Families opened an investigation into the gunman and his family months before the tragic events that unfolded on Sunday and left two dead, plus the shooter. Natalie Harrell, SunCoast Region communications... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Search continues for woman who abandoned baby, police saythe hurt from losing her kids is probably a big part of it, I'm thinking," said
Search continues for woman who abandoned baby, police say
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 20 days ago
the hurt from losing her kids is probably a big part of it, I'm thinking," said neighbor Butch Pestka. Police and the Florida Department of Children and Families say they know who the parents of Baby Jenkins are, but he has not been returned... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Woman accused of smothering children with bed sheet in Miramar home jailed without bondshe was here, we were husband and wife and this is the last thing I would expec
Woman accused of smothering children with bed sheet in Miramar home jailed without bond
Local 10 Miami / Posted 20 days ago
she was here, we were husband and wife and this is the last thing I would expect. This is the very, very last thing." A Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman said the agency has no prior child welfare history involving Hines... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Woman accused of smothering children with bed sheet in Miramar home to appear in courtthing I would expect. This is the very, very last thing." Hines is being held
Woman accused of smothering children with bed sheet in Miramar home to appear in court
Local 10 Miami / Posted 21 days ago
thing I would expect. This is the very, very last thing." Hines is being held without bail at a Broward County jail. A Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman said the agency has no prior child welfare history involving Hines... Read more
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